By Smriti Mundhra | 07/29/2011 - 14:30
Want to upgrade your summer barbeque from frat party to classy, grown-up affair? We suggest serving sangria instead of beer, replacing hot dogs with churrasco and topping it all off with our ultimate summer playlist of classic beats. From Celia Cruz to Perez Prado, our list spans four decades and is sure to get your soire started—Latin style, of course.
By Smriti Mundhra | 07/14/2011 - 13:00
Last week, New York’s hippest venues were taken over by music lovers and music industry insiders for the annual Latin Alternative Music Conference, a gathering of the very best up-and-coming artists from Latin America. In it’s 12th year, the LAMC has grown from fringe festival to a see-and-be-seen event for anyone who wants to be on the cutting edge of alternative music. The fest has helped hundreds of artists, from Calle 13 to Manu Chao and even Pitbull, enter the consciousness of the global music scene.
By Celestrellas | 06/30/2011 - 10:00
As you may have heard, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony have created their own musical reality show, called Q' Viva: The Chosen. Over the next few months, the power couple will embark on an extensive 21-country search for the best new musical talent in Latin America, dancing, singing, intrumental—they're looking to build the next huge Latin superband. For this special mission they are joined by American Idol's creator, Simon Fuller, and world-renowned director and choreographer, Jamie King.
By Angie Romero | 11/05/2010 - 14:00
Unofficially, you could say that Gloria, 53, and Emilio Estefan, 57, own Miami. Officially, they changed the pop music landscape forever with a little song called “Conga,“ which hit Billboard’s pop, soul, dance, and Latin charts simultaneously 25 years ago, and remains the only record ever to do so. Without “Conga” there would probably have been no Latin explosion. No Marc. No J. Lo. And it’s safe to say there would be no Pitbull. All thanks to the unlikely success of “Conga” and the Miami Sound Machine, a band formed by Emilio in 1975.
By Mariela Rosario | 10/28/2010 - 09:30
The performers for the 11th Annual Latin Grammy awards were announced and it sounds like the show is going to be star-studded event.
The awards show, being held in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on November 11th, will be hosted by comedian Eugenio Derbez and singer/actress Lucero. Camila, Pedro Fernandez, Juan Luis Guerra, Enrique Iglesias, Rosario and Wisin Y Yandel are all confirmed to perform.
By Grace Bastidas | 09/22/2010 - 10:30
Calle 13 is misbehaving again. And no, vocalist René Perez isn’t picking on politicians or offending the Catholic church (at least not this time). Instead, the Puerto Rican rapper is inciting listeners to misbehave on “Vamo’ a Portarnos Mal,” the latest single from the duo’s upcoming fourth album, Calma Pueblo (out October 26; Sony Music Latin).
By Grace Bastidas | 09/20/2010 - 16:51
Mexican pop rock trio Camila has soared to platinum status in the U.S. with their second album Dejarte de Amar. Now that they’ve been nominated for four Latin Grammys (Record of the Year, Best Pop Album, Best Song of the Year and Album of the Year), they’re on their way to making this a stellar 2010. I got a chance to talk to guitarist Pablo Hurtado about the band’s success and here’s what he had to say:
What role does each member of the group play?
By Kate Sandoval | 09/09/2010 - 18:00
If you’re looking for a way to spice up a massage, I’ve got just the thing. It’s called the Rhythm Massage, and it’s based on flamenco, salsa, and bolero music.
Dayalis Gonzalez, a massage therapist at the Ritz-Carlton South Beach, got the idea for the service as she was dancing to Latin music in the car and realized that a massage could play off the beats of her favorite music.
By smundhra | 08/13/2008 - 15:14
On a blazing hot August day in Jones Beach, New York, Peruvian-born, Harlem-raised rapper Immortal Technique finds himself in the middle of hip-hop history. As the only Latino rapper on the Rock the Bells Hip-Hop Festival's main stage line-up, which includes Nas, Pharcyde, A Tribe Called Quest and a half-dozen other legends, Immortal Technique (born Felipe Coronel), has a crowd of 10,000 fans—black, white, Latin and everything in between—out of their seats, finishing his lyrics, and answering his cries for revolution.